Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Photo

Full Screen DVD's...UCK!


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#1 of 28 OFFLINE   AbelM

AbelM

    Second Unit



  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 2001

Posted January 16 2002 - 03:04 PM

Ok, I just bought the new AP2 DVD and it is encoded in 1:35 which is full screen, is there anyway to change this? It kinda sucks...

#2 of 28 OFFLINE   Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson

    Second Unit



  • 321 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 11 2001

Posted January 16 2002 - 03:12 PM

This should probably be in software... Yeah, they released separate full screen and widescreen (as well as separate R-rated and unrated) DVD editions. You probably unknowingly picked up the wrong one. You should have no problem exchanging it. At the store, look at the security label on top of the DVD case--the widescreen version should say "American Pie 2 (WS) (Unrated (or rated))" Look for that "(WS)".
XBL Gamertag: Anderpants
My DVDs are cooler than yours.

#3 of 28 OFFLINE   AbelM

AbelM

    Second Unit



  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 2001

Posted January 16 2002 - 03:57 PM

Damn, that sucks...Do any of you guys' like full screen??

#4 of 28 Guest_John Morris_*

Guest_John Morris_*
  • Join Date: --

Posted January 16 2002 - 04:03 PM

[quote]

Do any of you guys' like full screen??

[quote] NO, nobody here on HTF likes even having a film available on full screen... (Admins, quick, close this thread! Posted Image )


#5 of 28 OFFLINE   AbelM

AbelM

    Second Unit



  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 2001

Posted January 16 2002 - 04:05 PM

Didn't think so...whew...

#6 of 28 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

Ken Seeber

    Supporting Actor



  • 789 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 1999

Posted January 16 2002 - 05:07 PM

Actually, it's 1.33:1, not 1:35. You just bought it, so you should have a receipt. Take the disc back to the store and exchange it for the widescreen version.

#7 of 28 OFFLINE   Barry BB

Barry BB

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 169 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 28 2001

Posted January 16 2002 - 05:54 PM

Did you open it yet? If you opened it then returning it will be a problem.

#8 of 28 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

Ken Seeber

    Supporting Actor



  • 789 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 1999

Posted January 16 2002 - 06:09 PM

I disagree. Because he'd be exchanging it for essentially the same title, the store shouldn't give him much trouble. I've had to do this a couple of times and the most I ever had to do was point out there were umpteen different versions of the same movie and it was confusing.

#9 of 28 OFFLINE   Marc Rochkind

Marc Rochkind

    Second Unit



  • 384 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 26 2000

Posted January 16 2002 - 07:59 PM

Actually, for me, full screen is fine, as long as that's the way the film was shot. In other words, what I think many of us here want is "original aspect ratio" (OAR), no matter what that happens to be. Citizen Kane, or Eyes Wide Shut (both 1.33:1), or whatever. We just don't like to see works of art butchered.
Marc Rochkind (author of Home Theater Explained)
Marc's Home Theater Site (free ebook download of my book)

#10 of 28 OFFLINE   AbelM

AbelM

    Second Unit



  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 2001

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:19 PM

Yeah I took it back today and got the 4:3 unrated version today, with no trouble what so ever. I just had to point out that I got the wrong one and wanted to exchange it for the same one.



And sorry I meant 1:33 not 1:35...my bad. Posted Image

#11 of 28 OFFLINE   Horatio Jones

Horatio Jones

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 77 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 17 2002

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:26 PM

I made a similar mistake and grabbed the full screen in my haste at best buy, however they took it back despite the fact it was opened. The guy taking it back laughed pretty hard and said most people he deals with are doing the opposite: buying the widescreen and returning it for 4:3....such a shame.

#12 of 28 OFFLINE   Adam Tyner

Adam Tyner

    Screenwriter



  • 1,413 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 29 2000

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:29 PM

[quote]

I disagree. Because he'd be exchanging it for essentially the same title, the store shouldn't give him much trouble.

[quote]Depends on the store. I had a huge amount of hassle returning a full-frame Mummy Returns (don't laugh) for a widescreen version at Best Buy. Technically, they don't see it as the same product because they have two different UPC codes.

#13 of 28 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

Mark Zimmer

    Producer



  • 4,269 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:33 PM

Still not out of the woods yet, Abel. You said in your last message that you traded it for the 4:3 version.....4:3 is full frame. Are you sure you've got the right one? You want WS, not 4:3.

#14 of 28 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul



  • 33,004 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:34 PM

[quote]

I took it back today and got the 4:3 unrated version

[quote]



Sounds like you've STILL got a fullscreen version! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#15 of 28 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

Neil Joseph

    Lead Actor



  • 8,341 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 16 1998
  • Real Name:Neil Joseph

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:35 PM

Yeah I here you. For old years day, some family brought a DVD over to my house for everyone to watch (they got a DVD player not so long ago) and it was Princess Diaries in 4x3 (yecchhh!!!). Needless to say, everyone watched it but me. I went upstairs.
Click and enter " T H E . H O L O D E C K "
---------------------------------------------------------
My Home Theatre "The Holodeck"

 


#16 of 28 OFFLINE   bill lopez

bill lopez

    Second Unit



  • 420 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 17 1999

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:40 PM

At BlockBuster they have Unrated full screen, at Hollywood Video they rated Widescreen. Which is the less of 2 evils?Posted Image

#17 of 28 OFFLINE   JohnJB

JohnJB

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 102 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2001

Posted January 17 2002 - 02:55 PM

Marc Rochkind "In other words, what I think many of us here want is "original aspect ratio" (OAR), no matter what that happens to be. Citizen Kane, or Eyes Wide Shut (both 1.33:1), or whatever." No problem with Citizen Kane but I find it hard to beleive Stanley Kubrick is a straight to video (VHS at THAT) director, my guess is that he shot it for 1:85 projection at a cinema and therefore 1:33 is wrong even if you get more picture. The trouble that he went to to get the best possible prints distributed for EWS (very expensive from a special factory in Italy I beleive) do you really think he was being sarcastic and really would rather have shown in Open Matte at the cinema.

#18 of 28 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

Ken Seeber

    Supporting Actor



  • 789 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 1999

Posted January 17 2002 - 03:21 PM

[quote]

I find it hard to beleive Stanley Kubrick is a straight to video (VHS at THAT) director, my guess is that he shot it for 1:85 projection at a cinema and therefore 1:33 is wrong even if you get more picture.



The trouble that he went to to get the best possible prints distributed for EWS (very expensive from a special factory in Italy I beleive) do you really think he was being sarcastic and really would rather have shown in Open Matte at the cinema.

[quote]


This has been covered to death in the movie and software forums, so you might want to do a search.



The short answer is that Kubrick did indeed frame the films he made after "2001" for 1.37:1 presentation. The framing was protected for theatrical presentation, but 1.37:1 was his preferred framing.

#19 of 28 OFFLINE   MichaelPe

MichaelPe

    Screenwriter



  • 1,118 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 22 1999

Posted January 17 2002 - 03:36 PM

[quote]

Yeah I took it back today and got the 4:3 unrated version today, with no trouble what so ever.

[quote]
Uh oh! Posted Image

#20 of 28 OFFLINE   JohnJB

JohnJB

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 102 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2001

Posted January 17 2002 - 07:37 PM

"The short answer is that Kubrick did indeed frame the films he made after "2001" for 1.37:1 presentation. The framing was protected for theatrical presentation, but 1.37:1 was his preferred framing." So why are A Clockwork Orange & Barry Lyndon letterbox and not open matte, and what's the ridiculous reason Lolita is not anamorphic, why do people beleive this Warner & Leon Vitalli bullshit. My guess is within a couple of years these will all be released 16:9 and we'll just have to put up with them looking like they did at the cinema, when we would much rather see them 1:37 (shot for tv) like SK intended.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users